Saturday, May 28, 2005

Knowing real biblical preaching

John Ortberg writes that transformational preaching is biblical preaching (Hat tip: Preaching Now):

The core value of preaching that changes lives is it's biblical. You and I don't change lives; God changes lives. For 2,000 years, God has used the power of this Word to convict stubborn hearts of sin, to move cold spirits to repentance, and to lift faltering lives to hope.

Ortberg goes on to say that biblical preaching is not about form. It's about "relevance, application, and enablement." And, he says, "it's about working the soap of the Word deeply through the stained fibers of hearers' hearts."


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